Benton

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
38k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)
  2. United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)
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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Benton

Benton Fraser is a fictional character.

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Benton J. Campbell is a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York and U.S. Attorneyfor theEastern District of New York.

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Benton Jennings is a film, television, stage actor, stage director, writer, and theatre. Benton was born in El Paso, Texas, US.

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Benton McMillin was a Governor of Tennessee, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 4th district, United States Minister to Peru, United States Minister to Guatemala, Member of theU.S. House of RepresentativesfromTennessee's4th district, United States Amba. Benton was born on September 11th, 1845 in Monroe County, Kentucky. He breathed his last breath on January 8th, 1933.

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Benton was born on January 22nd, 1966.

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Benton was given the name Augustus Benton Chafin, Jr. on May 18th, 1960 in Abingdon, Virginia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Benton

Barbi Benton is a playboy model, recording artist, actress, interior decorator, playboy, and playboymodel. She was most active from 1970 to 1970. Barbi was given the name Barbara Lynn Klein on January 28th, 1950 in New York, New York, U.S.

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Thomas Hart Benton was an artist in the field of painting. Thomas was born on April 15th, 1889 in Neosho, Missouri. He left this life on January 19th, 1975.

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Brook Benton was a pop, r&b, soul, pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1958 to present. Brook was given the name Benjamin Franklin Peay on September 19th, 1931 in Lugoff, South Carolina, United States. He died on April 9th, 1988.

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Anne-Marie Martin is a film and television actress. Anne-Marie was given the name Edmonda Benton on November 11th, 1957 in Toronto. Anne-Marie is also known as Eddie Benton.

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Glen Benton is a death metal and technical death metal musician. He plays Bass guitar, Guitar, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1985 to 1985. Glen was born on June 18th, 1967 in Niagara Falls, New York.

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Jarren Benton is a hip hop music rapping. He was most active from 2004 to present. Jarren was given the name Jarren Giovanni Benton on October 26th, 1981 in Decatur, Georgia.

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How popular is the baby name Benton in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 11 0 11
1882 11 0 11
1883 18 0 18
1884 18 0 18
1885 10 0 10
1886 9 0 9
1887 16 0 16
1888 9 0 9
1889 13 0 13
1890 14 0 14
1891 5 0 5
1892 9 0 9
1893 6 0 6
1895 11 0 11
1896 19 0 19
1897 6 0 6
1898 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1900 13 0 13
1901 15 0 15
1902 10 0 10
1903 7 0 7
1904 8 0 8
1905 13 0 13
1906 5 0 5
1907 10 0 10
1908 15 0 15
1909 14 0 14
1910 18 0 18
1911 23 0 23
1912 40 0 40
1913 38 0 38
1914 58 0 58
1915 61 0 61
1916 77 0 77
1917 77 0 77
1918 76 0 76
1919 74 0 74
1920 94 0 94
1921 66 0 66
1922 79 0 79
1923 78 0 78
1924 71 0 71
1925 67 0 67
1926 87 0 87
1927 79 0 79
1928 79 0 79
1929 70 0 70
1930 77 0 77
1931 62 0 62
1932 57 0 57
1933 56 0 56
1934 52 0 52
1935 59 0 59
1936 65 0 65
1937 58 0 58
1938 55 0 55
1939 60 0 60
1940 58 0 58
1941 62 0 62
1942 70 0 70
1943 61 0 61
1944 70 0 70
1945 61 0 61
1946 63 0 63
1947 61 0 61
1948 58 0 58
1949 63 0 63
1950 57 0 57
1951 53 0 53
1952 54 0 54
1953 49 0 49
1954 60 0 60
1955 65 0 65
1956 50 0 50
1957 68 0 68
1958 71 0 71
1959 65 0 65
1960 63 0 63
1961 58 0 58
1962 70 0 70
1963 69 0 69
1964 61 0 61
1965 48 0 48
1966 61 0 61
1967 57 0 57
1968 56 0 56
1969 48 0 48
1970 63 0 63
1971 64 0 64
1972 51 0 51
1973 36 0 36
1974 44 0 44
1975 46 0 46
1976 61 0 61
1977 47 0 47
1978 43 0 43
1979 61 0 61
1980 55 0 55
1981 61 0 61
1982 60 0 60
1983 68 0 68
1984 66 0 66
1985 78 0 78
1986 78 0 78
1987 86 0 86
1988 82 0 82
1989 83 0 83
1990 85 0 85
1991 85 0 85
1992 87 0 87
1993 70 0 70
1994 90 0 90
1995 108 0 108
1996 105 0 105
1997 99 0 99
1998 109 0 109
1999 114 0 114
2000 113 0 113
2001 101 0 101
2002 93 0 93
2003 99 0 99
2004 103 0 103
2005 103 0 103
2006 110 0 110
2007 138 0 138
2008 110 0 110
2009 111 0 111
2010 165 0 165
2011 212 0 212
2012 239 0 239
2013 224 0 224
2014 223 0 223
2015 253 0 253
2016 276 0 276
2017 230 0 230

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Popularity of Benton as a first name

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Popularity of Benton as a last name

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Common last names for Benton

  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Taylor
  • Miller
  • White
  • Roberts
  • Wood
  • King
  • Lee
  • Hill

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Benton U.S.
  White 69.00% 64.26%
  African American 24.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.89% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Benton

People with the last name Benton are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Benton

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  • How Popular is the name Benton? Benton is the 2,648th most popular name of all time. As a last name Benton was the 912th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Benton have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 9,127 babies born with the first name Benton in the United States. That's more than enough people named Benton to occupy the country of Saint Barth with an estimated population of 8,902 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Benton? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Benton first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Benton is Friday, September 27th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Benton born? The highest recorded use of the first name Benton was in 2016 with a total of 276 babies.
  • Random Benton Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Benton is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Benton: Your name in reverse order is Notneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Obentn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Benton? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 37,912 people with the last name Benton.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Benton? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 13 of them will have Benton as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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